Football: What's happening in 1993: Highlights of the sporting year to come

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Jan 2 FA Cup third round.

Jan 5-6 Coca-Cola Cup quarter-finals.

Jan 9 Tennents Scottish Cup third round.

Jan 23 FA Cup fourth round.

Jan 27 Anglo-Italian Cup semi-finals, first legs.

Feb 3 Anglo-Italian Cup semi-finals, 2nd legs.

Feb 6 Tennents Scottish Cup fourth round.

Feb 10 Coca-Cola Cup semi-finals, first leg.

Feb 13 FA Cup fifth round.

Feb 17 World Cup qualifiers: Scotland v Malta, England v San Marino, Albania v Northern Ireland.

Mar 2-3 European Cup Champions League: Club Bruges v Rangers. European Cup-Winners' Cup and Uefa Cup quarter-finals, first legs.

Mar 6 FA Cup and Tennents Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

Mar 10 Coca-Cola Cup semi-finals, second legs.

Mar 16-17 European Cup Champions League: Rangers v Club Bruges. European Cup-Winners' Cup and Uefa Cup quarter-finals, second legs.

Mar 24 Friendly: Scotland v Germany (Ibrox).

Mar 27 Anglo-Italian Cup final (Wembley).

Mar 31 World Cup qualifiers: Turkey v England, Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland, Wales v Belgium (Cardiff Arms Park).

Apr 3 Tennents Scottish Cup semi-finals.

Apr 4 FA Cup semi-finals.

Apr 6-7 European Cup Champions League: Marseille v Rangers. European Cup-Winners' Cup and Uefa Cup semi-finals, first legs.

Apr 18 Coca-Cola Cup final (Wembley).

Apr 20-21 European Cup Champions League: Rangers v CSKA Moscow. European Cup-Winners' Cup and Uefa Cup semi-finals, second legs.

Apr 28 World Cup qualifiers: Portugal v Scotland, England v Netherlands, Republic of Ireland v Denmark, Spain v Northern Ireland, Czechoslovakia v Wales.

May 5 Uefa Cup final, first leg.

May 8 FA Vase final (Wembley).

May 9 FA Trophy final (Wembley).

May 12 European Cup-Winners' Cup final (tba).

May 15 FA Cup final (Wembley).

May 16 Barclays League play-offs, semi-finals, first legs.

May 18 International match England v tba.

May 19 World Cup qualifiers: Estonia v Scotland. Uefa Cup final, second leg. Barclays League play-offs, semi-finals, second legs.

May 21 International: England v tba.

May 22 Autoglass Trophy final (Wembley).

May 25 World Cup qualifiers: Lithuania v Northern Ireland.

May 26 European Cup final (tba). World Cup qualifier: Albania v Republic of Ireland.

May 29 Scottish Cup final (Hampden Park). World Cup qualifier: Poland v England. Barclays League Third Division play-off final (Wembley).

May 30 Barclays League, Second Division play-off final (Wembley).

May 31 Barclays League, First Division play-off final (Wembley).

June 2 World Cup qualifiers: Scotland v Estonia, Norway v England, Latvia v Northern Ireland.

June 6 World Cup qualifier: Faroe Islands v Wales.

June 6-19 US Cup '93: US/England/Brazil/Ger- many (US).

June 9 World Cup qualifiers: Latvia v Republic of Ireland.

June 16 World Cup qualifiers: Lithuania v Republic of Ireland.

Sept 8 World Cup qualifiers: Scotland v Switzerland, England v Poland, Northern Ireland v Latvia, Republic of Ireland v Lithuania, Wales v Czechoslovakia.

Oct 13 World Cup qualifiers: Italy v Scotland, Netherlands v England, Denmark v Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland v Spain, Wales v Cyprus.

Nov 16 World Cup qualifier: San Marino v England.

Nov 17 World Cup qualifiers, final matches: Malta v Scotland, Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland, Wales v Romania.

Dec 17 or 18 Draw for 1994 World Cup finals (Las Vegas).

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